Stay the Course

My contribution to Dan Gneiding‘s type specimen book for his new typeface, Ribbon.
Ribbon is a great new addition to the growing list of quality typefaces from Lost Type Co-Op.
Dan, aka ‘Grayhood’ did an amazing job developing this font from a numeral set, to a full display face, including opentype features for an alternate alphabet and even additional border elements.

After some initial concepting, I decided to approach things a little differently and create my own letterforms out of the supplied border elements. I chose the military phrase, “Stay the Course” and set it in a way that looks like a maze or path taking many challenging twists and turns — (“Stay the course” is a phrase used in the context of a war or battle meaning to pursue a goal regardless of any obstacles or criticism.)

The black, red, and blue variation is my original which you can grab as a wallpaper. The blue, white, and orange is the version used in the printed specimen book which you can get if you spend $30 or more on the typeface.


  1. Damn sexy Ryan!!!

  2. Mike Monte

    hey ryan its Mike monte
    Nice job love the work u have been doing
    keep it up

  3. Gorgeous design! Thanks so much for posting.

  4. Holly

    So beautiful, I love your work.

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